[Python-Dev] r54457 - python/trunk/Doc/whatsnew/whatsnew26.tex

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Tue Mar 20 20:58:22 CET 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 06:08:24AM +0100, neal.norwitz wrote:
> Author: neal.norwitz
> Date: Tue Mar 20 06:08:23 2007
> New Revision: 54457
> +% Should there be a new section here for 3k migration?
> +% Or perhaps a more general section describing module changes/deprecation?
> +% sets module deprecated

This is an interesting question: should the "What's New" talk about
Python 3000?

My initial tentative reaction is 'no', because a Py3K section would
need to continue to be updated as Python 3000's definition shifts.
Once previous Python 2.x versions were released, "What's New"
documents became very static, the only changes being typo fixes and
small corrections and clarifications.  Having to continually update
the Py3K section would be annoying, and argues for a separate document
that isn't necessarily tied to Python 2.x releases.

On the other hand, it would be nice to warn users away from idioms
that will break in Py3K, and the "What's New" is a natural place to do
it.  Hm.  But the 'porting' section already talks about features that
are being deprecated; is that enough?



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